Chicken and Mushroom Soup

Ingredients:
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 sprigs coriander
  • 1.5 tsp peppercorns, crushed
  • 1 tblsp vegetable oil
  • 4.5 cups chicken stock
  • 5 Chinese dried black mushrooms, soaked for about 1 hr. and
  • coarsely chopped
  • 1.25 tblsp fish sauce
  • 4 oz chicken (or a bit more), cut into strips
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Coriander to garnish
Method:
  • Using a pestle and mortar or sm. food processor, pound or mix garlic,coriander sprigs and peppercorns to a paste. 
  • In wok, heat vegetable oil, add paste and cook for 1 min., stirring. 
  • Stir in stock, mushrooms & fish sauce. Simmer 10 mins.
  • Add chicken, reduce heat & cook gently for 5 mins. Scatter green onions and coriander over surface to garnish.

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